|Comet Dust -- Groks Science Show 2007-01-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Billions and billions of years ago, stars in the universe created elements that scattered throughout the galaxies. Until recently, these dust particles from the early universe were frozen in comets. On this program, Dr. Andrew Westphal discussed the StarDust project, the challenges in collecting comet dust and the surprising discoveries made from these samples.
Keywords: science; astronomy; universe; stardust; comets
|Wonderous Universe -- Groks Science Show 2011-07-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The universe is a large and mysterious place. How did it begin? How will it end? And, what are the steps along the way? On this program, Prof. Brian Cox discussed the wonders of the universe.
Keywords: science; universe; cosmology; astronomy; groks
|Universe Verse -- Groks Science Show 2013-09-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
As the internet expands, the barriers to spreading scientific knowledge falls. Yet, there is never enough science education. On this program, James Dunbar talks about his Kickstarter project, the Universe Verse.
Keywords: science literacy; education; kickstarter; universe; rhyming
|Cosmology Primer -- Groks Science Show 2010-02-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The universe is extremely big. Yet, understanding the vastness of space is easier than it may seem. On this program, Dr. Daniel Hudon discussed cosmology for the total novice.
Keywords: science; cosmology; astronomy; guide; universe; groks
|Ponderables -- Groks Science Show 2012-10-03|
Several recent books walk the reader through human history by describing the history of specific objects or commodities such as salt, cod, coffee, and even the lowly toothpick. In today's episode, Tom Jackson joins us to discuss his new series of books, Ponderables. This series walks readers through history alongside the elements, the universe, and mathematics, with more to come.
Keywords: Groks; Groks Science Show; elements; universe; mathematics; history; Tom Jackson; Ponderables; Hennig Brand; Joseph Von Fraunhoffen
|The Cosmos Within Us -- Groks Science Show 2013-03-06 - Joanna Rowell|
Where did the atoms in our bodies come from? How did Jupiter shape the evolution of life on Earth? Why is our moon so weird? And, most importantly, how do you make an apple pie from scratch? On this episode, evolutionary biologist and paleontologist Neil Shubin joins us to discuss his exciting new book, "The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People."
Keywords: evolution; geology; Neil Shubin; cosmology; astronomy; cosmology; Neil Shubin; paleontology; geology; Jupiter; The Universe Within
|The Cosmic Cocktail -- Groks Science Show 2014-06-18 - Samantha Thomas|
Hundreds of years ago, Galileo told us that the earth is not the center of the universe. Now, physicists are telling us that the normal matter you and I are made of isn’t even the majority of the matter that exists. Today Dr. Katherine Freese, a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Michigan and author of the Cosmic Cocktail, joins us to talk about the composition of the cosmos and the mysterious nature of dark matter and dark energy
Keywords: Katherine Freese; dark matter; dark energy; astrophysics; dark matter; cosmology; astrophysics; universe; physics; dark energy